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Details about  1907 Antique Michigan Poetry Book 1st Ed John Snook Civil War GAR Soldier Poems

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1907 Antique Michigan Poetry Book 1st Ed John Snook Civil War GAR Soldier Poems
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Mar 03, 2012
US $79.99
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Sand Lake, MI, United States


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Subject: Literature & Fiction Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Illustrated

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"Proudly Old Glory led the way For boys by thousands in the fray; When home and country were assailed That starry banner never failed. One country and one flag, All rivals are a rag; The stars and stripes o'er land and sea Is flag enough for you and me." This first edition 1907 antique book is just full of old poetry like this. It is titled, "New Poems and Glad Outings:A Hundred Sprightly Poems." This book is also illustrated. This was by GAR soldier John J. Snook of Rochester, Michigan. He was a local Civil War hero, writer, speaker, and poet - "Poet Laureate". Many of the poems have excerpts from speeches or background introducing the poem. Many of the poems are patriotic such as: Old Glory, Lincoln, A Boy on Guard, A Manly Man, Stars and Stripes,Cherry Tree and Hatchet, The Grand Army of the Republic and more! There are poems relating to rural or farm life such as: Nutting Party, Farm Home, Rural Freedom, The Farmers' Club, The Peach is Queen and more! Many also relate to Michigan and New York such as: Mackinac Island, Michigan Agricultural College, The Hudson, Outing on St. Clair River and more! There even is a poem on the World's Fair.

This poetical first edition treasure measures app. 7.5"x5" with 253 pages. It is in very good antique condition with some corner, edge, spine wear and bumping. There is a photo of him on the inside with his signature under it but looks like a copied signature. There is a name in ink on the inside blank page. The spine and binding is tight and all pages intact. The inside is clean and there are no offensive odors.

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